Lunch?

finalpoet

Stalwart
Messages
337
Reaction score
4
Points
53
I'm in a long recovery from a brain surgery. Currently I go out for lunch everyday with my father. I realize I could save a lot of money by eating at home, my difficulties lay in my uncertainty in what I can make. Sandwiches? Any other ideas? I'm currently in a wheelchair with one hand working. So ideas are helpful.
 

Loopy Lou

Veteran
Messages
2,384
Reaction score
81
Points
173
Hmm... rather difficult in a wheelchair and with one hand! I know when i had my hand in plaster i couldn't hold a knife safely, and since i always got my shopping delivered i just opted for ready chopped veg and meat, that i could chuck in a pot to make a stew or soup, or pasta sauce or whatever with, then i'd stick tubs of it in the freezer so i could microwave them throughout the week. I needed supervision because of the epilepsy when cooking anyway, so it might be worth seeing if someone can come round and help you out with the chopping and cooking (especially with heavy pots!), then you'd have a good stock that you can just take out and nuke. It'd be an hour or two's work but then you'd be set for the week.

I also used a lot of pasta and noodle pots, you know the kind where you just add water and wait a few mins? And things like tortilla wraps with premade salads and cooked meats so it could be folded one handed.
 

Nakamova

Super Moderator / Thank You Queen
Moderator
Messages
16,719
Reaction score
184
Points
173
I second the idea of making a big meal that can be eaten throughout the week. Chicken breasts are pretty easy to bake


I also like the soups that come in a carton -- you don't need a can opener, and they are pretty filling, usually good for at least four serving, especially if you add a side salad or other greens, and maybe a piece of bread. Veggies that can just be microwaved in the bag are a good choice for one-handed eating.
 

C0urt

Veteran
Messages
2,563
Reaction score
25
Points
173
pasta and olive oil will become your friend. and if you can tolerate ramen with an egg dropped in it


I put a few feelers out for you, a few people hit a few home runs

someone else suggested Crock pots are amazing. Dump and go. Most butchers will cut your meat up if you ask.


someone suggested this a veggie chopper for stuff https://www.amazon.com/Vegetable-Ch...JBf-onz6f4_bcoQUIcbnYO3OOA4w5eXks-mPbqo4j7ByI

and they found this pressure cooker that is small and locks down so if you drop it https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-...p8l6mEkIVjv6DoEZW8uj6xwPM_uvyvQcMAZeCAmIVhkFo


and this adaptive cutting board
https://www.amazon.com/North-Coast-...81eqTIUg6VCaHoIEML1k9q9ZBP5uQYZwlNgXQdLx_pbtk

and a one handed knife

https://www.amazon.com/MaxiAids-Max...MFcI6B8smSOspjL2BWtqcUZS4GopmnJtpcfDWXsQTKD68

and automatic jar opener,
https://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Bea...XG8I6m1wWolk8Bsdc96LEg2LUL41XWecTDduGCp_gcTNs
 
Last edited:

Pingu

Stalwart
Messages
140
Reaction score
19
Points
68
When I busted my shoulder 8 yeara ago a lot of things I cooked were with one hand. I cooked things like spaghetti and meatballs - all hand made, though utilising unconventional items around me or my body weight to get things done. Using a knife was the toughest part for me given it was my dominant arm that was injured so accuracy wasnt a strong point.

Interestingly to this day, I am able to do a lot of things ambidextrous that I couldn't do pre injury.
 

valeriedl

VIP
Moderator
Supporter
Messages
4,250
Reaction score
49
Points
203
I agree with Nakamova and Loopy Lou. Have someone help you cook some meals that you could eat later. I have plastic containers that have three compartments in them - one for meat, one for vegetables and another for what ever else is made. The person who helped you cook could cut up the food for you and put it in these containers. All you'd have to do is put it in the microwave to heat it up and eat.
 

gymrat827

New
Messages
229
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Cook in mass qty

Get good tupper ware containers and things will last while still tasting good for 3-6 days depending what you get
 

Sabbo

Veteran
Messages
1,017
Reaction score
61
Points
198
Since burning myself during complex partials, I only use the stove when another person is with me. I started cooking things for my family in double the quantity & freezing half of it in plastic containers.
 

Porkette

Veteran
Messages
1,661
Reaction score
137
Points
173
Hi finalpoet,

I remember after I had my brain surgeries I only wanted to eat soft foods because it hurt to chew. I ate a lot of mac and cheese along with some applesauce until I was able to chew food okay. I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

Sue
 
Top